Late Onset Chemo/Radiation Induced Tracheoesophageal Fistula in Squamous Cell Cancer of the Lung

Ashraf Abugroun, Fatima Ahmed, Namrata Singh, Mojtaba Nadiri

Abstract


We report a 72-year-old male with past medical history of stage IV squamous lung cancer treated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy with gemcitabine/carboplatin. One year later, he presented with hemoptysis treated with another session of palliative radiotherapy. Two weeks later, patient developed aspiration pneumonia and further workup showed trachea-esophageal fistula documented by barium swallow. This case shows a rare complication of chemotherapy and radiation therapy on the setting of primary lung cancer.




World J Oncol. 2017;8(5):171-173
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/wjon1063w


Keywords


Tracheoesophageal fistula; Squamous cells cancer; Radiotherapy; Chemotherapy; Gemcitabine/carboplatin

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